Germany Executes Her "Unfit"

Straight, Michael
May 1941
New Republic;5/5/41, Vol. 104 Issue 18, p627
Focuses on German dictator Adolf Hitler's policy of eliminating thousands of infirm and aged Germans because they were no longer of service in war economy. Fact that 85,000 blind, incurably ill or aged Germans were put to death by the Gestapo, the secret police force of German Nazi state; Contention that their death was the ultimate logic of the National Socialist doctrine of racial superiority and the survival of the physically fit; Systematic euthanasia being practiced in German hospitals; Use of the injection air bubbles in the veins if those chosen to die in Germany; Revealing of this story by the Catholic priests who delivered sermons protesting against euthanasia and sterilization.


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